Here you will find updates presented by our Government Affairs Director, Greg Astorian. Presentations are normally given at our Weekly Town Hall meeting. Below is the most recent recording in an embedded playlist. Click Top Right Corner of Video ≡ To View Playlist ▼ .
The Glendale Association of REALTORS® is proud to announce support for three candidates running for reelection to the Glendale City Council in the municipal election taking place on June 7, 2022. GAOR supports these candidates for the Glendale City Council: Vrej Agajanian Dan Brotman Ara Najarian Remember to vote in the June election – your voice matters! Are you registered to vote? Are your current and former clients registered to vote? Don’t get left out of our democracy’s most important task. Election and Voter Information L.A. County Vote Centers
In case you missed our recent Town Hall meetings, here are two recordings from the month of March. Get the latest update about recent State, County, and Local issues: — Legislative Day Recap – — Rent Registry — State and Local Updates — Inflation — And more… Presented by Greg Astorian, Glendale Association of REALTORS®, Government Affairs Director. Be Sure to See More from Greg AstorianVisit Our GAD Corner YouTube Channel ▶
Please join us for C.A.R.’s Virtual Legislative Day 2022! Laura Friedman 1:00 pm C.A.R. is hosting fully virtual Legislative Day on Wednesday, March 2nd and we encourage you to join other REALTORS® from the Glendale Association Of REALTORS® in participating. Here’s Your Chance! If you’ve ever been curious about Legislative Day but couldn’t commit to going to Sacramento to experience it live, this Virtual Day is a great opportunity for you to learn the ropes! Here are some of the highlights of the content for the day: Hear from Lieutenant Governor Eleni KounalakisGet a state legislative update from C.A.R.’s Sr. Vice President of Government Affairs, Sanjay WagleSit in on a fireside chat with new C.A.R. CEO John SebreeGet an economic update by C.A.R.’s Deputy Chief Economist, Oscar Wei (The State of California’s Housing Market)Panels and seminars with lots of great policy updates and political informationVirtual Meetings with individual state legislators...Continue reading
Get the latest update about recent State, County and Local issues: — California State AB Measures — L.A.County Rent Moratorium Vote — L.A. City and Glendale City Mandates — And more… Presented by Greg Astorian, Glendale Association of REALTORS®, Government Affairs Director. Be Sure to See More from Greg AstorianVisit Our GAD Corner YouTube Channel ▶
Double Your Impact in California! In 2022, California REALTORS® will have double the impact to the legislative process with TWO Legislative Days! C.A.R.’s Governmental Affairs Team anticipates a very busy legislative season which is why we need two events. Wednesday, March 2, 2022. This FULLY-VIRTUAL event, will help members become familiar with current legislation and how their voice counts in California. Wednesday, April 27 will be LIVE IN-PERSON with virtual aspects so REALTORS® can get back to doing what we all do best, Protecting Homeownership! Legislative Day is an opportunity for REALTORS® from across California to participate in meetings with their state legislators to discuss the issues that affect the real estate industry the most. Attending Legislative Day is not only a great investment in your business, but it will also provide you with an opportunity to hear from the state’s most dynamic political leaders and the leadership of your...Continue reading
Get the latest update about what to expect in 2022 with State Laws and Local Ordinances: — Balcony Safety Inspection Bill/Health Code 17933: Landlords of 3 or more units.— AB 1383 / Composting— L.A. Transfer Tax Proposal— Water Conservation Mandate— And more… Presented by Greg Astorian, Glendale Association of REALTORS®, Government Affairs Director. Be Sure to See More from Greg AstorianVisit Our GAD Corner YouTube Channel ▶
Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 15, by order of the California Department of Public Health, masks are required to be worn in all indoor public settings, regardless of vaccine status. The key requirements of the statewide order are: Masks are required at open houses and showings regardless of vaccination status The order will be in effect statewide beginning December 15, 2021, through January 15, 2022, at which time it may be extended Local cities/counties may continue to have stricter mask requirements In workplaces, employers remain subject to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) but clients are required to wear masks if visiting any real estate brokerage open to the public This order supersedes all prior face covering guidance
There were plenty of reasons that the proposed creation of a rental registry was bad news for Glendale, the third largest city in Los Angeles County. It was not only unnecessary, it was going to be costly, cumbersome, and, most alarming, it would expose personal data to public scrutiny. The Glendale Association of REALTORS® understood all the complexities of the threat, and why it was so important that the measure be defeated. Using multiple resources from the REALTOR® Party, they were able to ensure that it was. Read Full Article
Let’s take this opportunity to talk about the process that will influence elections and representation in California for the next 10 years — redistricting. What Is Redistricting? Who Draws The New District Maps? How Do They Decide Where To Draw The Lines? How CAn I Check On My Congressional/State Senate/State Assembly District’s Boundaries? How Do I Check On Redistricting In My County? What About My City Council Or School District’s Redistricting Process? What If I Still Want To Give Feedback On The Maps? Still Have A Question or comments? Here Is How It Works
Would-be homebuyers who are waiting for a surge in foreclosures and for prices to plunge are likely to find themselves facing even higher prices next year. To add potential insult to injury, many forecasts suggest that homebuyers will be facing higher interest rates after the crisis as well. There are many reasons why it’s not “2008 all over again.” Read Why We Are In a Much Less Amount of Systemic Risk
In case you missed it, here is our GAOR Government Affairs Director, Greg Astorian, reviewing a few local examples of our Housing Affordability Index for Single Family Residences in Glendale, Burbank & Pasadena. The numbers say it all, which is why we need more affordable housing.
This is a BIG Deal for First-Time Home Buyers! Fannie Mae Will be adding the history of rent payment for the 1st time buyer to its DU (Desktop Underwriter). ““Positive rent payment history” refers to a new feature, effective Sept. 18, which will allow DU to use verification of asset (VOA) reports (i.e., bank statement data) to identify recurring rent payments to potentially enhance DU’s credit assessment of prospective, first-time home buyers.” See Release Notes View the Positive Rent Payment History Facts
1031 Like-Kind Exchanges are critical to America’s economy. Hear the whole story and how eliminating this tax incentive can be bad for your clients and their investments. Like-kind exchanges — when you exchange real property used for business or held as an investment solely for other business or investment property that is the same type or “like-kind.” Properties are of like-kind if they’re of the same nature or character, even if they differ in grade or quality. Learn more in the brief video overview below. Visit IRS.gov for more information
In case you missed it, here is our GAOR Government Affairs Director, Greg Astorian, reviewing a few local examples of our Housing Affordability Index for Glendale, Burbank & Pasadena. The numbers say it all, which is why we need more affordable housing.
In case you missed it, here is our GAOR Government Affairs Director, Greg Astorian, reviewing the California Is Key ‘Rent Relief Dashboard.’ The numbers say it all, which is why we need to stay on top of this initiative. Go To Dashboard
In case you missed it, here is our GAOR Government Affairs Director, Greg Astorian, reviewing the impacts of SB9. Greg also touches on Cal Fire restrictions on culdesacs.
In case you missed it, here is our GAOR Government Affairs Director, Greg Astorian, reviewing California voters.
In case you missed it, here is an important presentation that was given by our Government Affairs Director, Greg Astorian at our June 30 Town Hall. Learn the importance of California State Eviction Moratorium AB 832. State Rent Moratorium Extension and the COVID Rental Housing Recovery Act (AB 832) Quick SummaryExpanded State Rental Assistance Program for Landlords Quick Guide (PDF One-sheet Summary)Governor signs bill to pay housing providers COVID-19 back rent in full (C.A.R. Legal Q&A) Hear the implications of this from Greg Astorian. Also, be sure to save share this on your Facebook wall.
C.A.R. is hosting its first-ever, fully virtual Legislative Day on Tuesday, April 27th. At 1:30 p.m. GAOR is scheduled to meet with Asm. Laura Friedman. Greg Astorian, Antoinette Stahl, and Eddie Minassian from GAOR will be pitching for our team. Our show in numbers at 1:30 p.m. on this day would help send our message loud and clear. If you’ve ever been curious about Legislative Day but couldn’t commit to going to Sacramento to experience it live, this is a great opportunity for you to take part without leaving home! Please REGISTER For This 30 Minute Webinar Now Please note – you will need your NRDS ID to register.If you’re unsure of it, here’s a link to look it up: http://on.car.org/nrdslookup Besides attending this 30-minute webinar to support our associationclick here to learn about all the day’s events that you can attend.Continue reading
In case you missed it, here is some pertinent information shared at our Town Hall meeting on March 3rd by Greg Astorian, GAOR’s Government Affairs Director. TOPIC: Housing and Eviction Moratorium Presentation: Important links worth noting. https://landlordtenant.dre.ca.gov/ https://www.glendaleca.gov/ https://www.car.org/riskmanagement/covidlegaldocs https://www.car.org/riskmanagement/live https://www.caprop19.org/ Prop 19 CAR Webinar The California COVID-19 Information App for Tenants & Landlords City of Glendale COVID-19 Dashboard If you have any other topics you would like to see covered at our meetings, please let us know.
In case you missed it, following are two clips of two segments from last week’s Town Hall Meeting on January 27, 2021. Greg Astorian, GAOR GAD, gives an update on Rent Moratorium. Anthony Santillo shares insights on Proposition 19 that will be going into law.